"Our seniors just said to our underclassmen, all of us, me included, are responsible for leaving our football program better than we found it each year," Cutlcliffe said. "That's been a commitment that all of us have made."
NOTES: Duke WR Jamison Crowder's 59-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was his 100th catch of the season. He is the first ACC player to catch at least 100 passes in a season. ...The Chick-fil-A Bowl is one of six bowls selected to participate in the new college football playoff. The bowl will host a national semifinal game four times over the next 12 years. ... Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin declined requests to interview for NFL head coaching jobs, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday. ... The game marked the first meeting between Duke and Texas A&M, two schools with a combined 220 years of football. ... With 16 consecutive sellouts, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has the second-longest sellout streak in the nation. However, plenty of seats were available in the Georgia Dome. ... Duke played the 1,000th football game in school history.